Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Repetto Malaysia store launch.

Went to Repetto's launch in Pavilion KL sometime back!

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If you don't already know, Repetto is a French ballet shoes company that was created back in 1947. This iconic company has transformed ballet shoes into something so fashionable and covetable, and has had collaborations with Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Commes des Garcons, and even Karl Lagerfeld!

I have always been fascinated with ballet (wanted to learn ballet since I was a young kid, but my dad never allowed me to T_T), so needless to say, I was always intrigued with Repetto shoes. I first came across Repetto shoes in Korea (Repetto is HUGE in Japan and Korea), and subsequently in Paris-- in Galleries Lafayette. I regret not actually visiting the Paris flagship store at 22 Rue de la Paix (first ever Repetto store!) though, 'cause another reason that Repetto caught my eyes a few years back was 'cause of this:

Such a beautiful (interactive) window display! Especially for a ballerina-fanatic like me hehe.

I was really excited to see how the Repetto store in Malaysia will be like, and I wasn't disappointed!

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First sight that caught my eyes-- Repetto ballerina shoes in all sorts of delectable rainbow colors OMG.

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With Audrey! We were in awe with the beautiful interior of the store-- high ceilings, chandeliers, tutus... And a whole wall of ballet pointe shoes behind us!

Floral print silk tee: Zara
Velvet embossed polka dot midi skirt: Korea
Perspex statement necklace: Korea
Black cutaway heels: Zara
Bag: Dior

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Repetto also has an adorable collection of bags and ready-to-wear.

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Both Audrey and I were eying this electric blue patent ballerina pumps with a slight heel! So comfy yet striking.

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In the end, I was deciding between these electric blue ones and hot pink ones with a lower heel. I like the higher heel but I think I prefer the pink color! Ahh tough decisions...

Which ones will you pick if you were me?

And if you want to admire Repetto ballerina shoes upclose, their store is at: 3.43, Level 3, Pavilion KL. But don't say I didn't warn you-- you won't want to leave!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wedding Talk: Save the Date.

Over the weekend, we had a mini photoshoot! By 'we', I meant Rocky, the boy and I, hehe.

It's for our Save the Date (which is actually just a simple FB event, har har). We weren't planning to do a Save the Date, but seeing that we have friends coming from all over (Singapore, Australia, Korea), we thought we will just do a simple one on FB! And I got the idea of including Rocky, 'cause I figured it will put a smile or two on people's faces. #crazydoglady

Since it was meant to be just a simple shoot, I asked for a favor from Teeny to be our photographer for the day! She actually has quite a good eye for photography, so she was the perfect person for the job. :) We actually meant to do this shoot a few weeks back, but somehow someone was always busy, so in the end it was pushed to this weekend. This makes me feel quite sheepish, 'cause traditionally Save the Dates are supposed to be sent 5-6 months ahead of the wedding (I just found out about this yesterday wtf). Oops. Anyway, it turned out to be the perfect timing 'cause Jing was back, and she was Teeny's assistant, haha. I.e. holding our stuff and making weird sounds to entice Rocky to look at the camera wtf.

It actually turned out to be really fun, and we took a lot more shots than I initially anticipated! Maybe can share in our wedding even, haha. .We are not taking any pre-wedding photos this year, so this is a good prelude to our wedding shoot and any pre-wedding shoot we will do next year! :P

Anyway, here are some behind-the-scene photos. All candid photos! :D

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Reminds me of the 'Follow Me' photo series. :P

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Finally got to wear my old Vivienne Westwood x Melissas! I do think that they make great wedding shoes (so whimsical and fun!), but they are not really my style anymore. T_T So it was fun to be able to wear them for this shoot! :)

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Time out to bribe the star.

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Corgi butt maketh the happy family.

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Got this photo while testing lighting under this tree lol. Wearing a floral crown from Bangkok, and an old dress from Topshop.

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In the end, we chose this photo for our Save the Date.... :D

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We have quite a few that we like though, so maybe we might change the photo soon? Haha.

More wedding updates coming up!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Seoul family trip 2014: Part 1.

Finally got our Seoul photos from Jing, so I can blog about it! Going to blog about our 3rd day, 'cause there are too many photos from the other days haha.

Day 3 in Seoul was off to a bad start! I wanted to bring family to eat gamja tang (pork bone stew; kinda like a Korean bak kut teh) at Apgujeong, but it was a streak of bad luck. First, we took the wrong exit from the subway station so we walked for a long time before we realized we were headed to the wrong direction. After that, we finally got the right street but we walked for what felt like an eternity before I was forced to make the conclusion that the restaurant has either moved or closed down. T__T

We were really hungry and tired (from walking wuwuwu), so we ended up at Paris Baguette, one of Korea's largest bakery chain. The pastries there are really yummy, but I felt bad for making my family (especially my parents T_T) walked so much for nothing. Not to mention, I am sure they would have preferred to eat some authentic Korean food instead of just pastries. :'(

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Huge array of pastries!

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Eenie meenie miney mo...

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Haha both the passerby and I looked so intent on the selections with puckered lips wtf.

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Colorful drinks! The purple one is sweet potato latte, and the gray-ish one is black sesame latte.

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Toasting with lattes wtf.

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Behind the scenes-- the drinks are actually very hot! Just look at my face haha.

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With Jing, who just went back to Brisbane today. T___T

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We ordered too much food! There was still another 2 plates of pastries on another table. -_-

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Neon polka dot netted sweater: H&M kids
Leather flare skirt: AZORIAS
Pink diamante drop necklace: Korea
Suede heeled ballet pumps: Topshop
Bag: Celine

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Yes, I was wearing a kids sweater! Sometimes I shop at the kids department hehehe. And I love my new necklace so much, it changes colors under sunlight!

 After lunch, we took a short walk around Apgujeong. Apgujeong is filled with cosmetic surgery centers-- in fact, they are so common that they are literally right next to Starbucks and supermarkets. And they are not hidden at all, they are huge, tall buildings that blatantly promote cosmetic surgery. A Korean friend has mentioned to me before that the waiting list for a good cosmetic surgery hospital is about 6 months. :O

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My mom cheekily slap on a plaster on her nose when she walked past a cosmetic surgery hospital, hahaha.

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After that, we went to Garosugil which was nearby. Garosugil is a street that is filled with boutiques and cafes-- which is basically a girl's heaven. For men, not so much, haha. But there are a lot of good looking people prancing about on this street though, in fact, a lot of aspiring talents hang out here hoping to be discovered.

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I always enjoy shopping here and admire their store displays. Koreans are so good with their visual merchandising!!

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Some of these boutiques are actually opened by Korean celebrities!

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Saw this pack of Shihzus obediently following their owner around. When the owner stepped into a restaurant to grab something, these dogs just waited quietly outside the shop!! Why can't Rocky be like that, haih.

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Randomly picked a cafe to chill at. There are tonnes to pick from! We chose one that is on the ground floor so that we can people watch, hehe.

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The three musketeers!

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Weirdo siblings that deserve each other.

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At night, we went to Gangnam, which is one of my boyfriend's favorite places in Seoul, as he loves the abundance of city lights there. He thinks he is a moth lol.

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Couldn't resist snacking on some cheese fries at the subway station although we were headed for Korean BBQ.

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Freezing at night! Until legs also crossed already haha.

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When in Gangnam... :D

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